Thursday, August 25, 2005

Linkatharsis: don't call it a comeback because I've been back for a few days already

Is it too late to do a weekend recap? I'll keep it short. So I went down to Chapel Hill, NC for some much needed escape. I had more exotic (not to mention expensive) locations in mind but I figured I needed a peace of mind more than anything. Love the sweet tea, all that green stuff on the ground, central AC. Don't love the mosquitos. At all.

  • Caught Red Eye while in North Carolina (did you know that people outside of New York don't pay $10.75 for movies? And don't have to show up 30 minutes before the previews?). Entertaining enough. It's a Wes Craven film so you take the good with the bad.

    I don't know which is hotter, Rachel McAdams' hot, completely edible lips or Cillian Murphy's piercing blue eyes. I see that Thighs noticed Jayma Mays too. Not only does she have the best non-porn name in showbiz right now, she's got the hot-because-she's-not-quite-hot thing going. That's hot.

    Still, she's doesn't quite measure up to Alicia Witt or even Judy Greer in my imaginary Redhead Hall of Fame. Why don't we put her ahead of Laura Prepon?

  • Jack White would like to teach the world to sing. For the right price, of course.

  • As I was late heading out to work today, I discovered that TBS shows Dawson's Creek reruns. Times like this, I wish I was unemployed.

  • Please, someone give Ricky Williams a joint.
    "There's a war outside, but I think there's also a war inside all of us. When you talk about world peace and people doing all these things for peace, and they want peace and want to be treated fairly, I think it really starts with yourself and looking for the peace inside yourself. When each of us can do that, then the peace spreads outward."

    Seriously, I don't have a problem with athletes, especially football players, smoking weed. Well, mostly. It sure beats getting hooked on Vikes or Oxy and doing permanent damage to the body (though it's probably the football that does the most damage).

    Sure, we all want our athletes to be law abiding citizens and I do wish some of these guys weren't so brazen about their cheeba cheeba habit since kids watch SportsCenter too. But I'm more bothered by how the media continues to treat marijuana users like crack smokers. The sensationalist coverage of marijuana only serves to misinform the public and does great disservice to the effort to keep kids off drugs.

  • Staying on the drug beat, the speedballin' co-eds did in fact die from speedballin'. Daily News and the rest of the NYC media continues to confuse the public on drug overdoses, be it out of ignorance or laziness.

    The headline, "M.E.: College teens died of overdoses of heroin, cocaine" is typical of the general coverage. I guess it's technically not inaccurate - the teens did overdose on a combination of heroin and cocaine, and there's really no reasonable dosage for that cocktail. But the emphasis should be on the combination and the headline gives the impression that the girls died from too much heroin and too much cocaine, which probably was not the case.

  • Uh oh, my soon-to-be-no-longer dumpy end of LES getting all hotelized.

  • Jim Caple makes a perfectly reasonable suggestion which will be ignored by the majority of the readers: get out of your car, ride a bike. Here's my suggestion: you don't have to get out of your car, but please stop parking in the bike lane. That's really, really annoying. And then y'all have the nerve to honk when I swerve out of the bike lane to avoid the double parked SUV.

  • Title defense? Ha! Carolina releases its 2005-06 basketball schedule.

  • See, I feel sorry for Michael Owen, but some wirters don't. While I understand his point, what can Michael do but be diplomatic and not say anything stupid? Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

  • Oh crap, Liverpool ends up in the same Champions League group as Chelsea. I might just turn off the internet to avoid the media overdrive for these matches.

  • Google Talk? That's great, but I prefer to call it iChat and I've been using it for a couple of years now.

  • Hey Gawker, welcome to 3 weeks ago.
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